Wanted: Your expert advice on Sharecare
You can do your part to make sure information that patients are getting from the Internet is scientifically sound.
Become an ADA Sharecare Contributor by answering questions from the public on Sharecare.com, a website that seeks to connect consumers with top-notch health care providers and distribute accurate health information from multiple points of view. Mehmet Oz, M.D., is the co-creator of Sharecare.com with WebMD founder Jeff Arnold. Millions of consumers visit the site for answers to their health questions from health professionals, and oral health is the site’s most-searched topic.
Through an agreement with the ADA, active licensed dentists are invited to become ADA Sharecare Contributors and answer questions from patients and the public through the site. To date, there are more than 300 ADA Sharecare Contributors and as of August, they had posted more than 3,200 answers to questions on the site.
Dr. Gerald Curatola, a New York dentist and clinical associate professor at the New York University College of Dentistry, became an ADA Sharecare Contributor to help “build a social media voice that is informative and helpful.” He typically spends some time in the evenings or mornings before work answering questions on the site, usually one, two or three questions at a time. To him, Sharecare.com has been a great way to join other dentists and health providers in the exchange of ideas with patients and the public.
“I believe that dentistry is on the front line of helping patients live a longer and healthier life,” said Dr. Curatola. “Through the pioneering efforts of Dr. Oz and others, the dental profession now has a voice that can reach a much broader population with that message than ever before possible.”
The ADA has set a goal of providing 2,000 answers on Sharecare.com this year, and you can help to meet this goal. To learn more about Sharecare.com, respond to questions or find out how to become an ADA Sharecare Contributor, visit www.ada.org/sharecare. You can also stop by the ADA Welcome Center during the Annual Session.